Ever heard the word “octane” when referring to your vehicle’s fuel? How does it relate to ethanol? Let’s take a look using an infographic from FuelFreedom.org :
Octane is in the news and gaining steam. It likely will be a crucial component of the next round of fuel-economy standards (collectively known as CAFE) for the nation’s fleet of vehicles between now and 2025, a set of rules to be crafted by two federal agencies and California’s influential Air Resources Board. But what is octane, exactly?
We’ve discussed the term, and the wide-ranging benefits high-octane fuels can bring for the public, in previous posts on the Policy CAFE page. But until now we’ve never had a simple, easy-to-understand visual tool that explains the basics.
Here ’tis, suitable for sharing, discussing and framing:
For a more detailed discussion, check out our blog post on this topic here.